Shindler case barrister appeals against dismissal

Julien Fouchet has lodged an appeal

French barrister Julien Fouchet has appealed against the dismissal of his EU referendum case for 13 Britons abroad in the EU including veteran Harry Shindler and is seeking examples of Britons who have been harmed by Brexit.

Mr Fouchet is arguing that, contrary to the view General Court of the EU judges gave last week, British people in the EU are already being affected by Brexit.

Mr Fouchet had argued that the Britons, including Mr Shindler, 97, are badly affected by the Brexit referendum decision in which they had not vote because they had been living outside the UK for more than 15 years.

However the court said the case was inadmissible as there was as yet no impact as Brexit is not due to happen until March 29, 2019 and the mere opening of Brexit negotiations had not affected their rights.

Mr Fouchet is appealing to the European Court of Justice and told Connexion he is interested to see any evidence to the contrary that could bolster his case – that could be, for example, that someone was refused a job or home rental or a loan, or was sacked or was not allowed to register to vote, due to their British nationality. Ideally you should have it in writing that the decision was linked to Brexit. Let us know in confidence at

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